WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

WaPOR at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum: REGISTER to participate!


On the 13th of October 2022, between 15:00 and 16:30 (GMT+2), WaPOR will be at the center of a side-event of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum (SIF 2022). This first SIF will be a space for highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation. 



WaPOR is featured as a technological innovation under the digital technologies category as it is a part of the FAO Digital services portfolio.

The virtual side-event will be titled Water Productivity in Practice from FAO WaPOR Open Data and will focus on the practical implementation of the different dimensions of water productivity. In accordance with the theme of the SIF, the session will demonstrate how technological solutions to agrifood systems issues can become a reality and integrate into the lives and ways of working of different stakeholders at different levels, with a focus on the WaterPIP (Water Productivity in Practice) service centers that use WaPOR data for business solutions to local problems. This session will showcase the case of Ethiopia where WaPOR data has been used to inform water management decisions. 

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The side-event will be moderated by Livia Peiser, technical officer for the WaPOR project at the Land and Water Division of the FAO, and will adhere to the following agenda. 


Event agenda:

  • Welcoming words and presentation on WaPOR & WaterPIP
    Livia Peiser, FAO-WaPOR
  • The various dimensions of water productivity & introduction to the ongoing Massive Online Open Course on Water Productivity
    Sajid Pareeth, IHE-Delft
  • Presentation on WaPORACT 
    Abdur Rahim Safi, eLeaf
  • WaterPIP Service centers and knowledge hubs to scale business solutions
    Esmee Mulder, Metameta
  • WaPOR application in Ethiopia to inform water resources management decisions
    Ermias Alemu Demissie, WaterPIP Service Center in Ethiopia
  • Q&A session [~ 20 mins]
  • Closing 




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